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Overview of Tetilla Peak
Last Price Paid: $10
Reported by Patti on 5/28/2018
Number of Sites 51
Elevation 5,544 ft / 1,689 m
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“A long drive from Santa Fe”
I am not very good about booking campgrounds far in advance, and sometimes that's a problem around holidays. I was looking for spaces available near Santa Fe, and found that there were two COE parks on two sides of Cochiti Lake, south of Santa Fe. I could get a site in the one that is east of the lake, Tetilla Peak Campground, for the weekend that included Memorial Day.
The good news: the campground is good, sites are well spaced away from each other, 30A electric and water with a dump station. There are also some non-electric sites (35 electric, 9 non-electric). There are a lot of lake access locations (and boat launch) just down from the campground if you want to kayak or stand-up paddleboard, canoe, or even put a motorboat or sailboat into the lake. The sites are not completely level, but we were able to get our bus leveled with jacks.
The bad news: There is about a 10 mile drive off the highway that takes you to I-25, and this road has a number of potholes, some pretty severe. I have found that it is easiest to drive straddling the center line and that gives me the best flexibility to avoid the potholes. There isn't a lot of traffic on the road, so you don't have to worry about being on your side of the road much of the time. The roads inside the campground and sites are gravel. When we got here, we missed the turn that would take us to the entrance to the campground and drove down to the end of the road and around the loop there (thankfully large enough that we could turn around in it). There appears to be a place where a sign used to be that would mark the turn into the recreation area.
If you are better about booking your sites than I am... the COE campground on the other side of the lake, Cochiti Lake Campground, looks like it has nicer sites - the roads inside that campground are asphalt as are the sites. From driving around it, it appeared that all of the sites would require some leveling.
$10 rate is due to 1/2 price with Golden Age Federal pass.
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For some reason, the Rio Grande River is very muddy at this point. This area has a campground that's spacious and is miles from civilization. It looks like the river is low at this...
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- 20 Amp
- Partial Hookups
- dump station
- restrooms: flush
- water available
Camping here was great!
Very tricky for larger rigs
- Zamia Ventures
Need to search for good spots, but they are here. Bring leveling blocks.
- NoMad for us
Very nice view. Only in other pain camping here (late Oct)
Convenient location. Quiet until 6 a.m. shift starts roaring by. Free dump station with water.
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